Final report on mental health strategy at Queen’s
After a year-long process based on wide-ranging input from the university and broader communities, the Principal’s Commission on Mental Health has released its final report. Read more
Principal Woolf on CBC Radio
Earlier this week, Principal Woolf discussed the university’s commission on mental health with Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC Radio’s The Current. The episode, discussing stress and post-secondary students is available through the CBC Radio website. Read more
Six Queen's professors named Canada Research Chairs
The CRC program, which was launched in 2000, invests up to $300 million each year to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. Read more
Nine Queen’s researchers awarded Diamond Jubilee Medals
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. Read more
CFRC celebrates 90 years with online exhibit
The exhibit is called 90 Years of Queen's Radio and examines the history of the world’s longest-running campus broadcaster. Read more
Give the gift of golf this holiday season
Until December 21, 2012, Queen’s alumni canbuy TWO Privileged Play golf memberships for only $99 + HST. (2 renewals, 2 brand new, or 1 of each – the choice is yours!)
With a 12-month Privileged Play membership you can:
Save 20% on regular green and cart fees during prime season at over 200 exceptional courses across Canada and the U.S.
Track your game, book tee times ahead of the general public and more!.
Visit onlinefor details or call 1-800-903-4268.
Home for the holidays?
If you’re a parent of a Queen’s student (or alumnus) and your kids are coming home for the holidays, why not send us a Queen’s family photo? Jackets and tams are optional! You could see your photo in an upcoming issue of the Alumni Review! email@example.com
Deadline for all submissions for our February issue is December 10.
Congratulations to our newly appointed branch volunteers!
Julie Nixon, Com'99 – Branch President, Portland Branch
Courtney Semkuley, Artsci’12 – Branch Contact, Atlanta Branch
Spend some time this holiday season socializing and connecting with Queen’s alumni who live in your local area. Arizona and Calgary are just two of the QUAA branches that have festive celebrations planned, so why not contact your local branch to find if they’ve got a winter warmer in the pipeline. If not, it’s the perfect opportunity to reach out and suggest an event idea. With the support of your branch and our alumni team you can help bring your local Queen’s community together this winter.
To find out more about the alumni branch closest to you, visit our website.
T he month of November brought us two celebrations of alumni achievement - the John Orr Award Dinner & Dance and the Calgary Johnson Award reception. We would like to congratulate Chancellor Emeritus Charles Baillie, R. Bruce McFarlane, BA/PHE'78, and Janice Heard, BSc (Honours)/BPHE'80.
If you would like to see photos from these celebrations, please visit our Flickr gallery.
Online nomination for next year's John Orr Award is open until December 7.
May 24-26, 2013
Learning is all about ideas, so who could be a better speaker for the MiniU 2013 opening dinner on May 24 than Paul Kennedy, Artsci’74, host of CBC Radio’s Ideas, the long-running radio program about contemporary thought. Paul has won national and international recognition for his work, including an ACTRA award for best Canadian radio documentary, the B'nai Brith Media Human Rights Award, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Special Citation for Excellence in Ocean Science Journalism.
Queen’s MiniU is an annual weekend of “classes without quizzes” designed with life-long learners, alumni, and families in mind. Come for the entire weekend, a day, or just a single session—create your own personal learning experience and spend time with some of the best minds at Queen’s.
A Queen’s diploma frame makes a great holiday gift
Do you or a loved one still have that Queen’s diploma rolled up in a tube? There’s no better time to display your achievement with pride in an official Queen’s University diploma frame.
Choose from our wide variety of diploma frame styles and prices, and place your order online by December 10 for holiday gift delivery within Ontario (December 5 for deliveries elsewhere in North America).
By ordering your official Queen’s diploma frame online you can save up to 15% and get free shipping anywhere in North America. Use promo code QWEB at the time of purchase to receive your discount.
Thank you for making this gift—proceeds from the sale of frames help support alumni initiatives across campus and around the world.
Did you know? The world’s largest recorded iceberg broke free from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica in 2000. It was 295km long and 37km wide with a surface area of 11,000 sq km—larger than the island of Jamaica.
This January, Queen’s alumni travelers to Antarctica will experience the White Continent in its unspoiled state—fantastically shaped landscape, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and breaching whales—during the lingering light of the austral summer.
If warm weather is more your thing, join Queen’s geography professor George Lovell this August for a tour of Spain’s Catalonia and Basque Country, an area of vibrant culture and rich tradition.
In 2013, our tours are covering exciting destinations in six of the world’s seven continents. From Tanzania to Tuscany, and Italy to Istanbul—whether it’s history, languages, culture, art, architecture, wine, or cuisine, we have an itinerary to suit your interests! Now is a great time to book as many spring and summer tours have special savings available.
If independent travel is more your style, consider the special cruise deals available through our partnership with AHI Cruises.
To learn more, call Melanie at 1-800-267-7837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org